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Please find below suggestions for accommodation options in Invercargill for the duration of the Conference.

Enquires & Bookings are to made direct with each accommodaiton provider, rates are based on availability at the time of booking. Click on each hotel name to go direct to their website.

Please note that NO rooms are being held for the conference at the following hotels/motels, any accommodation booked will be subject to availability.

If you have any questions about the accommodation options please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Managers, OnCue:

On-Cue Conferences
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Ascot Park Hotel is the conference venue. The Hotel features a variety of accommodation options all at the one venue, offering delegates a range of options. 

Cnr Tay St and Racecourse Rd, Invercargill
Phone:+64 3 219 9076 or 0800 272 687


64 3 219 9076 or 0800 272 687


Google Map: Click Here
Parking: Off-street car parking directly outside most rooms
Complimentary shuttle to and from the airport and into town

Conference delegates find Ascot Park Hotel meets their needs with a business centre, broadband & WIFI internet connection in all rooms.
At the end of the day, relax at Emberz Bar or try your luck at the Sportsmans Bar or Lucky Clover Gaming Bar.

KELVIN HOTELFresh Water Sciences Conf Dec 2016-accommodation

The Kelvin Hotel is located in the heart of Invercargill. It offers a centralised location ideal for the corporate traveler, providing a quality Invercargill accommodation.

20 Kelvin Street, Invercargill
Google Map: Click Here
Parking: Complimentary valet car parking is offered to all Hotel guests. The Kelvin Hotel has secure parking at H & J Smith’s carpark which is located beside the Bank of New Zealand on Esk Street.​
Distance to Ascot Park Hotel (Venue) from Hotel: 40 Minute Walk and 7 Minute Drive (Approx.)

BALMORAL LODGE MOTELBalmoral Accommodation

The Balmoral is a spacious and comfortable motel located on Tay Street in Invercargill. With very friendly staff close to town it is perfect for long or short stays.

265 Tay St, Turnbull Thomson Park, Invercargill
Google Map: Click Here
Parking: Off Street Parking
Distance to Ascot Park Hotel (Venue) from Hotel: 30 Minute Walk and 4 Minute Drive (Approx.)


HOMESTEAD VILLA MOTEL Fresh Water Sciences Conf Dec 2016-accommodation

The Homestead Villa Motel features 4 star plus luxury Invercargill accommodation decorated with stylish furnishings and outfitted with modern amenities for your comfort.
Perfectly positioned within 10 minutes walk of the Invercargill town centre.

Cnr Avenal and Dee Streets, Invercargill
Google Map: Click Here
Parking: Off Street Parking
Distance to Ascot Park Hotel (Venue) from Hotel: 50 Minute Walk and 8 Minute Drive (Approx.)



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Conference Venue


Ascot Park Hotel
Invercargill's premiere hotel and conference centre. 

At the doorway of Invercargill, Ascot Park Hotel offers not only a quality accommodation but also a conference venue with a number of conference rooms and function amenities. Set in stunning Southland, Ascot Park is the gateway to Fiordland, Catlins and the outlying areas of the Southern Province.

Click here to visit their website

Getting To Invercargill


Air New Zealand provides up to 10 daily flights into Invercargill from Christchurch or Wellington, with flights from all other major cities and towns around New Zealand into those two centres. Click here to visit Air NZ website

The Conference Venue - Ascot Hotel, is approx 12 minutes drive from Invercargill Airport.

The Conference organising committee have arranged for bus transport to/from Invercargill airport for all delegates. There is an extra minimal cost for this and all bus tickets must be booked with your registration. Click here for more information on the bus transport.




Conference Dinner Venue


Bill Richardson Transport World is the largest private collection of its type in the world. Home to over 250 vehicles, a wearable arts collection, children’s play zones, The Grille Cafe and themed bathrooms fast becoming as famous as our vehicles. Transport World has something for everyone. 

Date: Thursday 8 December

Theme: 'The Roaring 20's' - click here for costume ideas!

5.30pm: Access to the Museum to view the full collection (delegates own cost)

6.30pm: Pre-Dinner Drinks 

7.00pm: Dinner (set menu)

Dinner will be followed by entertainment from local Invercargill band 'Midnight Cruise'

More Information on the Venue